Maintenance Manager North

Date: 14 Jun 2024

Location: Rochdale, GB, OL16 4LE

Company: Sun Chemical Corporation


Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

The Role

Thanks to our innovative products and great team – we are proud that the business is continuing to grow, we now have an opportunity for Regional Maintenance Manager - North to join our professional Maintenance team based in Rochdale, also covering Trafford Park, Heywood and South Normanton.



  • Management of site maintenance activities. Manage a team across functions and sites to deliver those maintenance activities to achieve maximum uptime.
  • Liaising with operational management to optimise equipment performance and legal compliance.
  • Detailed analysis of SAP PM for performance monitoring of preventative and reactive maintenance systems
  • Work to continually improve manufacturing process and equipment performance.
  • Support implementation of reactive and preventative maintenance systems with transition to SAP PM system ensuring site compliance with processes and procedures to provide accurate data recording and analysis of results in key areas.
  • Focus on reducing and protecting against significant downtime on critical process equipment through analysis of breakdowns and development of planned and predictive maintenance philosophies.
  • Manage the repairs and maintenance budgets for the northern region sites.
  • Take the lead in the development, specification and delivery of operational cost savings and performance improvement projects.
  • Adhere to project specification and control/manage any project creep.  
  • Manage external contractor performance ensuring adherence to corporate safety standards for both maintenance and project work.
  • Adopt a proactive approach to engineering management ensuring changes are managed and communicated effectively.
  • Ensure individuals within the site teams have the right skills - deliver training and coaching to site teams on best practices for maintenance strategy.





Qualifications / Experience Critical for the job Holder


  • Driving License
  • Qualified apprentice engineer with ONC & HNC and/or graduate with BEng qualifications in relevant engineering discipline
  • Competent user of ARIBA, SAP PPM and report generation, MS Project, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • IOSH Managing safety/NEBOSH Cert or recognised safety qualification.
  • Practical knowledge of DSEAR/ATEX regulation and its implementation with specific reference to equipment selection & its maintenance for solvent & combustible dust atmospheres
  • Proven engineering experience in chemical/hazardous industry managing a team of skilled fitters and contractors across multiple sites and departments.  Have experience of developing and running small capital project in specification, in budget and on time.




  • Competitive Salary depending on experience
  • Company pension
  • Competitive holiday entitlement increasing with service
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Further training opportunities
  • Company Car
  • Access to discounts and savings at some of the UK’s biggest retailers
  • Free onsite parking



No agencies please.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.


It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.